Croagh Patrick and a rainbow of trees. Bright light breaking through clouds and Croagh Patrick beyond. Continue reading “Croagh Patrick”
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I’ve uploaded paintings of Mayo 2017 to my gallery of Irish art on fineartamerica.com. There’s quite an array of products they print onto now.
#workinginthewindow was a great experience, thank you Sheila Considine for the opportunity. It was a great experience to talk to people while I was working. Continue reading “Finished #WorkingInTheWindow in #Cabinteely Dublin 2017”
I’ve been putting together some pictures of Ireland, going through photos in Lightroom. Because I’m always shooting a photo with a view to capturing a reference for a painting, they don’t often work as a finished photo, but some do & I don’t pay enough attention to them.
Intense rain and wind is difficult to work with, rain seems to come from everywhere, but with the camera under a white umbrella, I managed to get this shot.
I took this photo from the passenger seat in a moving car heading south on the M11 en route to Brittas Bay.
There are so many places to paint Sybil Head from, I chose this one because of the two fine horses.
I intended this to become a full painting, but I really like this version, with the cliffs of Sybil Head in the distance, and the fine horses in the field. Continue reading “Sybil Head (Ceann Sibéal)”
Spending Time in the Park
At the moment, I’m developing compositions around the park. The colours are more subdued than the landscape of the west of Ireland & the wild atlantic way, so it’s taking a lot of getting used to.
I’m working on a painting of the sea, and this is my first structured pencil study of it. ‘Working’ I say losely, because mostly I’m just thinking about it.
Last time I submitted to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, it was a quiet, dark piece.
This week I submitted 2 works of energy. One energetic in the lights, the other energetic in the darks. Both landscapes, both Plein Air – or San Aer, in the Irish language.
Submission is on-line, but I still went down to the gates for good measure. Continue reading “This Year’s Promise”
I’m not long back from my time spent along the western seaboard of Ireland, going from West Kerry to Westport and Croagh Patrick in Mayo. It was a formative experience, going from the confines of my small room to the great outdoors. I returned with 7 finished panels which are drying away now..